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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' in particular.

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The standard story of Robin Hood: Evil Prince John is oppressing the people while good King Richard is away on the Crusades. Robin steals from the tax collectors, wins an archery contest, defeats the Sheriff, and rescues Maid Marian. In this version, however, Mel Brooks adds his own personal touch, parodying traditional adventure films, romance films, and the whole idea of men running around the woods in tights. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The legend had it coming... Find out where Robin Hood put his Little John, what made Will Scarlet, and what did Friar Tuck into his tights that Maid Marion all of a quiver?


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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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28 July 1993 (USA)  »

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Robbin' the Hood  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,804,130 (UK) (14 January 1994)
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The shot of the guards falling down in a row took weeks to prepare. See more »

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When the Sheriff goes into the throne room to tell Prince John about Robin attacking him, John tells the woman in the blue dress "Later...!". She giggles and runs away. In the next shot, she runs away again. See more »

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[Post-movie rap]
Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancer: [rapping] So that's our story and it worked out good/King Richard's on his throne and Robin's back in the hood/ so let's bid our friends a fine ado/and we'll hope to meet again in Robin Hood 2/ I said hey!
All Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancers: Hey!
Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancer: I said hey!
All Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancers: Hey!
Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancer: I said
All Sherwood Forest Rapper-Dancers: Hey nonny-nonny. Hey nonny-nonny. Hey nonny-nonny and a-here we go.
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The opening credits appear after shooting fire arrows. At the end of the credits the arrows are flying into village houses and set the on fire. See more »

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Follows When Things Were Rotten (1975) See more »

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Can-Can (overture to Orphée aux Enfers)
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Written by Jacques Offenbach
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"Hood"-winked....
29 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actually, Mel's been here before.

Any of you remember a little TV series Mel wrote and created called "When Things were Rotten", starring Dick Gautier as our man Robin? I do, and the series reran in my mind many times while watching Mel's big-screen take.

I guess he had to do this to take a few shots at Kevin Costner's "Prince of Thieves", but this one also takes aim at and makes points of reference to "White Men Can't Jump", Bruce Lee films, Larry King, seders and even brings out the reserves from Mel's projects of yore (McCann, Van Patten, De Luca, De Luise).

Some gags work, some don't but as always, Mel tries. Too bad he's working under the restrictions of that darned PG rating. What Mel could have done in his heyday with an R rated "Robin Hood"! Though admittedly, the finale of Robin's (Elwes') serenade to Maid Marian (Yasbeck) earns big laughs. Loved finding out the first name of the Sheriff of Rottingham (Rees), as well. You will, too.

As I've said before, any Mel is good Mel. If you've seen any Robin Hood movie, good. You'll get a lot of the references here. Even with the Mafia connections, hot tubs, and the new Club for horses.

Five stars. Bless you!


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